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excel – Structured references in charts disappear, why?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I click on a chart, click on “select data” and then click on “edit data series”. This popup appears:

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I want to change this cell reference to a proper table reference. So I write a table reference into the data series:

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Now I click on enter and don’t get any error message. I am happy. BUT, when I click to edit the data series again, the structured reference has disappeared. Why?

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The chart still adapts dynamically to the table as I filter the table. But when I delete and add rows to the table, the reference doesn’t always follow. I imagine if I could get the structured reference to not disappear, the reference would always follow.

Is it possible to use structured references in charts and have then NOT disappear?

I use Excel 2013, Windows 8.1

How to&Answers:

This question was discussed in the Mr excel forum, 2011.
After emailing with Microsoft project manager on charts it was concluded Microsoft have chosen not to include this feature.

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